Town of Denton, MD
Caroline County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Commissioners (now Town Council) of the Town of Denton 3-17-1997 by Ord. No. 360. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 56.

§ 41-1 Burning prohibited; exceptions.

[Amended 2-6-2006 by Ord. No. 505]
A. 
Burning combustible materials. It shall be unlawful for any person to burn or attempt to burn any paper, trash, leaves, lumber, straw, grass or other combustible material within the Town limits, except in a fireplace, furnace, stove, built-in incinerator, or other device which is commercially designed and approved for burning. It shall be unlawful for any person to burn or attempt to burn any trash, rubbish, grass, or other combustible materials in a fifty-gallon drum or burn barrel. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as preventing or prohibiting the use of recreational devices, such as an outdoor grill, range, patio fireplace, metal fire pit or bowl, chiminea, or other device which is ordinarily used for recreational fires.
B. 
Bonfires. No person shall make or assist in making any bonfire within the corporate limits of the Town of Denton without written permission from the Fire Chief of the Denton Volunteer Fire Company, a copy of which shall be given to the Denton Police Department not later than 48 hours prior to the event. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth in this section, controlled burning conducted by the Denton Volunteer Fire Company for training purposes, or by the Town of Denton Public Works Department in connection with its sludge management, shall be permitted.
C. 
Burning matter liable to cause nauseating smoke or vapor. No dead animals, garbage, offal, or putrescible matter, or any kind of other matter liable to produce nauseating or offensive smoke or vapors of any kind shall be burned within the Town limits.

§ 41-2 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 6-16-2003 by Ord. No. 424]
Any person violating the provision of this chapter shall be fined not less than $200 nor more than $1,000, for each and every offense.